torticollis


tor·ti·col·lis

noun \ˌtr-tə-ˈkä-ləs\

Definition of TORTICOLLIS

:  a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms —called also wryneck

Origin of TORTICOLLIS

New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted + -i- + collum neck — more at collar
First Known Use: circa 1811

tor·ti·col·lis

noun \ˌtrt-ə-ˈkäl-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TORTICOLLIS

: a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms—called also wryneck

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